Last month, VH1 premiered Dating Naked, a dating show where potential couples go on first dates while completely naked. Tomorrow, GSN will premiere Skin Wars, a competition show about artists who use nude people as their canvases. This may seem like a new trend, but there have actually been plenty of shows that require their participants to be in the buff. So here’s a ranking of TV’s top ten naked reality programs — both the ones that made it to the small screen and the crazy ideas that never aired.
Never one to ignore an awful TV trend, Fox announced plans for its own dating naked show, in which contestants would date each other in front of a live studio audience. But after casting was finished, the plans were suddenly paused when Kevin Reilly left the network. If it does actually happen, it could surpass just about everything else on this list — an insider claimed there were “overtones of a live sex show,” which just sounds ridiculous.